i am currently studying software engineering and as the title says, is it possible to enter the cybersecurity field ?

i have been messing with Kali Linux long ago ,before pursuing software engineering course, during my childhood. Everyday, i would go on YouTube and watch Network Chuck’s videos as he has its own way to make learning more fun and entertaining.

I have learnt many from Network Chuck and i would like to pursue for cybersecurity certification such as **CompTIA**. since i can say that has **zero-to-little experience** in cybersecurity, i would like to start from the beginning.

I saw that it asks for a degree in Computer Science. Should i follow for computer science first in order to start in cybersecurity ?

And i am aware that there is a chance that i may succeed or not in obtaining a work in cybersecurity field since i bet that organization will hire cyber security person that have more experience and that has broke in cybersecurity field directly rather than working up to cybersecurity and in some cases, it may be considered as good as well as bad to start outside cybersecurity and then breaks into it,

after reading many post on ethical hacking courses, i saw it is not worth of it. Even if it may not be useful and **compTIA pentest+** and **security+** is more **recommended**, i would like to learn some basics of ethical hacking too.

In my country, cyber security is the most demanding job and from references to a post on November 2 in 2018, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Cybersecurity Global Index 2017, it is ranked first in Africa and sixth in the world.  I would be a good opportunity for me to become a cyber security.

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So, basically :

CompTIA Security+ is **great cybersecurity training for beginners** and can help in launching our cybersecurity career. does **compTIA** way more better, beneficial and open doors more than **CEH** certs or it is the inverse ?

Would **compTIA PenTest+ or Security+** taught more than **CEH** or it is basically utilizes the same knowledge but more advanced, more informative and involves practical than **CEH** ?

**Software Engineer to Cybersecurity** : which one is better, **PenTest+ or Security+** ? Would **CISSP** be recommended as a field to break into ?

Can we be a **software engineer** and **cybersecurity person** at the same time or should we opt for one and only option ?

would **Application Security** an advantage for me since i studying for **Web and App Development** for different platforms ?

Any help or advice are welcomed.

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